Vesa Honkonen Architects

Helsinki | Since 1998 | Employees 30

Vesa Honkonen Architects
Fredrikinkatu 14 B 18, street level, 00120 Helsinki, Finland
Phone +358 9 6842 7910
Fax +358 9 6842 7911

Category:

Architects, Lighting designers
Vesa Honkonen Architects
Vesa Honkonen, Architect, Designer, Professor

Vesa Honkonen works in his own office in Helsinki in the field of architecture, lighting design, interior design and design. From 1993 till 1998 he worked with Steven Holl in New York and Helsinki as Kiasma's project architect. Co operation continues still. Now his projects vary from large scale urban lighting and interiorlighting commissions to interior design, public buildings, one family houses and lighting fixture design. He has projects in Finland, Norway, France, Switzerland and is at the moment expanding to USA. One goal is to find projects, where the architectural and lighting design skills could be combined.

Recent Projects

ARCHITECTURE:
RAUMA URBAN PLANNING COMPETITION. 2007, INVITED COMPETITION, 1ST PRIZE
TAIVALLAHTI HOUSING, HELSINKI, FINLAND. 2006, INVITED COMPETITION TOGETHER WITH STEVEN HOLL, 1ST PRIZE.
SHENZHEN CITY PLANNING OFFICE, CHINA, 2005, IN CO-OPERATION WITH SHENZHEN GENERAL INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND RESEARCH, INVITED COMPETITION
BJORVIKA CITY CENTER PLANNING, OSLO, 2004
URBAN DESIGN COMPETITION FOR OSLO NORWAY, TOGETHER WITH DARK ARCHITECTS, PURCHASE
KIASMA, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, HELSINKI, 1993 - 1998, AS STEVEN HOLL'S PROJECT ARCHITECT
SIMO CHAPEL COMPETITION, HELSINKI, 2004
ÖSTERSUND GOLDEN SQUARE 2004 -
RAISIO MAIN SQUARE DESIGN, 2000 - 2003
VUOSAARI TOWER, 1999, IN CO-OPERATION WITH STEVEN HOLL
RAISIO URBAN PLANNING 2025
NACKA STRANDTORGET, 2006 -

LIGHTING DESIGN:
BODRUM HOUSING PROJECT,2007, Lighting design for Steven Holl's project in Turkey
KNUT HAMSUN MUSEUM,2007, Lighting design for Steven Holl's project in Norway
ZHENDONG CENTER, 2007, Invited competition, 2nd prize
HEINOLA LIBRARY PLAZA, 2005, Dancing lighting fixtures
MODERNA MUSEET, STOCKHOLM, 2003, Bookstore lighting and other interior spaces
RIVAL HOTEL, STOCKHOLM, 2002 - 2003, Interior lighting design
HALMSTAD, SWEDEN, 2001, together with Helena Hietanen
WÄINO AALTONEN MUSEUM, 2002 -
TELENOR, OSLO NORWAY, 2000 -
ARRAS, FRANCE, 2000
FISKARS, 1996- 1999
TURKU, AURAJOKI EXTERIOR LIGHTING PROJECT, 1997 - 2001
RAILWAY PLAZA, HELSINKI. 1997 - 2000
RAILWAY STATION INT. LIGHTING, 2001 -

DESIGN:
Kiasma chair and table, In progress with Källemo,
New plastic chair which will be in Källemo standard collection
Kiasma Klik Klak bar,
Kiasma Face lift, Ticket counter
Tao, Blond Belysning
Silicon, Blond Belysning
Plate, Louis Poulsen
Curve, Louis Poulsen
Notor, Fagerhult etc.

INTERIOR DESIGN:
Pulp Restaurant and Bar, Helsinki 1998 - 1999
Modesty Coffee Shop, Tennispalatsi, Helsinki 1998 - 1999
Modesty Coffee Shop, Nordia, Helsinki 1998 - 1999
Modesty Coffee Shop, Sanomatalo, Helsinki 1998 - 1999
President Suite, Tennispalatsi, Helsinki 1998 - 1999
Blue Magic Room, Fazer, Helsinki 1999

Lectures

9-13.1.2006
"Bergen Workshop"
Workshop held in University of Art and Design,
Bergen, Norway

12.12.2005
"Local Instincts"
An inspiration lecture for a beautiful small town at west coast of Sweden
Nösund, Sweden

22.11.2005
"Projects"
Umeå Autumn Light Seminar, Umeå, Sweden

10.11.2005
"Aktuella Projekt"
Lecture at Quality Seminar organized by the Board of Architecture, Form and Design in Sweden
World Culture Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden

19.10.2005
"Twilight Zone"
Ajatuksia valon ja pimeyden, tilan ja tyhjyyden luonteesta,
Mitä on hyvä valaistus, mitä laadukas hämärä.
Lecture at Valo-seminar, Helsinki, Finland

7.10.2005
"Light and Architecture"
Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

29.9.2005
"Outdoor living and Design"
Lysets Dag in Copenhagen
International seminar on lighting
Copenhagen, Denmark

8.9.2005
"Invisible structures"
University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland

10.6.2005
"The Twilight Zone journeys in the no man's land"
Shandong University of Art and Design, China

7.6.2005
"The Quality of Urban space"
The Great Hall of People, Beijing, China

16.5.2005
"Cities in Darkness"
City as a Visual Entity Seminar
University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland

29.4.2005
"Invisible structures"
Series of lectures organized by Glamox
Trondheim, Norway

28.4.2005
"Invisible structures"
Series of lectures organized by Glamox
Oslo, Norway

27.4.2005
"Invisible structures"
Series of lectures organized by Glamox
Bergen, Norway

20.4.2005
Ljusforum Sweden
Panel discussion about light and urban space
Stockholm City Planning Office with architects, politicians, academics.

30.3.2005
"Do you love me"
Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden

11.2.2005
"Urban planning in todays society"
ORM seminariet
Uppsala Museum of Art; Sweden

8.2.2005
"Sounds and Voices in Architecture"
Helsinki University of Technology
Kaapeli factory, Finland

27.1.2005
"Gyllene Torget"
Presentation of Östersund projects to politicians and public
Östersund, Sweden

9.12.2004
"Invisible structures"
Kalmar county, Sweden

18.11.2004
"In search for the form"
Fagerhult, Helsinki, Finland

26.10-12.11.2004
China lectures
A series of lectures in major Chinese universities, Nanchang, Jinan, Sanghai

25.10.2004
"Lighting design of public spaces, between reason and emotion"
Liege, Belgium

6.10.2004
"Invisible structures"
Konsthögskola, Bergen, Norway

1.10.2004
"Should buildings sleep at nights"
Jyväskylä, Finland

10-11.9.2004
"Invisible structures"
Nordlys seminariet, Malmö, Sweden

8.9.2004
"Shortcuts and short circuits"
Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Södertälje, Sweden

26.8.2004
"Form of light"
Tampere, Finland

23.8.2004
"If I one morning would have wings"
Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Stockholm, Sweden

10.6.2004
"Kiasma"
University of Industrial Design, Helsinki, Finland

31.3.2004
"New Perspectives"
Annell Seminarium, Stockholm, Sweden

30.3.2004
"Do You Love Me"
Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden

2.3.2004
"Traces"
Ljusseminariet, Örebro, Sweden

21.1.2004
"Urban dreams to come true"
Chalmers school of Architecture

3.12.2003
"Urban design, Urban dreams"
Östersund, Sweden

26.11.2003
"Journey"
Ljuskulturs årsmöte, Hotel Rival, Stockholm, Sweden

5.11.2003
"På vandring I stadens skugga"
Annels seminariet, Stockholm, Sweden

28.10.2003 postponed to march 2004
"Traces"
Ljusseminariet, Örebro, Sweden

21.10.2003
"Darkness"
Beckmans School of Design, Stockholm, Sweden

2.10.2003
"Light in the City"
Light and Architecture Conference, Warsav, Poland

25.9.2003
"Silence in Darkness, Sounds at Light, Souls in Movement, Bodies Standing Still"
International Hammam Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey

4.9.2003
"Words & Sounds, Shadows & Glimpses"
University of Industrial design, Helsinki, Finland

25.8.2003
"Why the Whales Sing"
Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Sockholm, Sweden